Sofsilk™ sutures arenon-absorbable, sterile, non-mutagenic surgical sutures composed of natural proteinaceous silk fibers calledfibroin. The braided sutures are available coated uniformly with eithersilicone or a special wax mixture to reduce capillarity and to increase surfacelubricity, which enhances handling characteristics, ease of passage throughtissue, and knot run-down properties.
The manufacturing process, from braiding to coating, givesthe suture superior softness and compliance for maximum surgical handling. Theproprietary coating process provides smooth flow through tissue whilemaintaining optimal knot security.
Sofsilk™ sutures are for use ingeneral soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use incardiovascular, ophthalmic, microsurgery, and neurological surgery.